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AIX System Administration Lite

  • Course Code: Linux)Unix - AIX System Administration Lite
  • Course Dates: Contact us to schedule.
  • Course Category: Linux & Unix Duration: 5 Days Audience: Individuals who are responsible for the day to day administering of the AIX Operating System.


This course is 5 days. Customizing the topic list will affect the time requirement. 


Individuals who are responsible for the day to day administering of the AIX Operating System. 

Course Contents 

  1. Operating System Fundamentals (Unix and AIX overview)  
  2. AIX Concepts and Basics (logging in, basic commands, changing the password)  
  3. AIX Files (permissions, directories, printing files)  
  4. Shell Basics (overview, history, aliases, variables)  
  5. Using the Korn Shell (I/O redirection, background jobs, startup files) Note1  
  6. AIX Processes (ps, nice, and kill commands, process scheduling)  
  7. The vi Editor Note1  
  8. Introduction to Korn Shell Programming Note1  
  9. AIX Data Tools (grep, sort, sed, find, others)  
  10. AIX Productivity Tools (mail, news, calendar, at, cron, write)  
  11. Introduction to System Administration [overview, startup, shutdown]  
  12. System Management Tools [SMIT, ODM, lsdev, cfgmgr]  
  13. System Administration Tasks [user/group and device management]  
  14. AIX File Systems [disk space allocation/concerns, techniques]  
  15. Backup and Recovery [backup, tar, cpio commands]  
  16. AIX Communications Overview [TCP/IP, SSH, NFS, and NIS] 
  17. Using Graphical User Interfaces [AIXwindows, Motif, CDE, Gnome] Note2  
  18. Managing ASCII Terminals [serial ports, modems, null-modem connections] Note2  

Course Objectives 

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to: 

  • Use commands to manipulate files (including using the editor)  
  • Navigate through the file system,  
  • Manage processes,  
  • Customize the system environment, and  

Use system management tools to:  

  • Partition disk space,  
  • Load software,  
  • Add new users and devices, and  
  • Properly start up and shut down the system.  

Instructional Technique 

Students are invited to bring their current ideas and questions to the classroom for discussion. Case studies, lecture, group problem solving, and online laboratories will be used. Students will be encouraged to enhance their skills utilizing the techniques presented through classroom problem solving and controlled online workshops. 



Completion of certain labs is dependent upon appropriate physical access to the machine used for the workshops, as well as root authority for security-related topics. For classroom setup requirements, see our AIX Setup Document For System Administration Courses. 

Note1  Selection based on customer preference. Available shells are Korn, Bash, Bourne, and C shell. Available editors are vivimpico, and emacs.  
Note2  Optional Topics.  
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